ܬܘܗ ܘܒܘܗ

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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Hebrew תֹּהוּ וָבֹהוּ (tōhû wāḇōhû); see also English tohu-bohu.



ܬܘܗ ܘܒܘܗ (tōh wə-ḇōh) m (uncountable)

  1. used to describe the Earth in Genesis 1:2; tohu-bohu, chaos, formlessness and emptiness


  • twh@wbwh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2013-10-12
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  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 606b
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2009) A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, Winona Lake, Indiana; Piscataway, New Jersey: Eisenbrauns; Gorgias Press, p. 1627b